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2005-10-19: Pictures45
Distance today: 0.0 km (Accumulated: 26051.0 km)
Country: England End

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Goto: 12005-10-18 12005-10-20 1England End

2005-10-19: Pictures45
Distance today: 59.0 km (Accumulated: 26051.0 km)
Country: England End

2005.10.19 -
. England.

59km, 5:48:33h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Total: 26 010km.

Start: 09:08am.
Finish: 17:17pm.

+10c, overcast and light wind at start.
14c, almost sunset and same at finish.

26 000km :-))) !

Today I and my crew for the day: Mike Hartsley (pb. 100km 6:37h.!!),
rounded the 26 000km mark.

4 Continents is done, the mileage is completed (since 2 hours ago :-) and
now only the last requirement remains: to reach the point I started the
run from nearly 2years ago.

Hopefully that will happen on this Sunday slightly after noon :-)

Actually I first realised the 26 000km was "home" after todays stage was
run and long over with; during my counting of the km and total km.

- Sitting at my hotel room in Derby/Mickleover I was, hmm.., in Viking
mood over an overprized fancy hotel (advertised at 45£, actual charge:
110£) plus the fact that I managed to get myself lost 3 times today !

If the whole run had been like that I wouldnt have made it out of
Europe... ;-)

- But certainly it makes its own sense now! I have an excellent place for
celebration: a good room with sauna and spa at disposal. What better than
to bring my coke & chocolate and eat & drink it before it melts.. :-))

What a contrast to many many hard days in remote places running along
dusty, but scenic, roads.

- Yes; as those that know me understand, I prefer a simple living without
too much luxury (it distracts the mind! :-) but on rare occasions it is
truly nice !

Now Ill celebrate, rest and look forward to meeting tomorrows companions.
I hope they like a bit of celebrative chocolate in the wee morning :-)

U.K. schedule:

18 Oct, 101.2km (cumulative distances),
Arrive, Stoke on Trent.

19 Oct, 155.2km,
Arrive, Derby Service Area.

20 Oct, 206.6km,
Arrive, Kibworth.

21 Oct, 250.4km,
Arrive Kettering Travelodge (junction 13).

22 Oct, 303.4km,
Arrive Baldock travelodge - (roundabout prior).

23 Oct, 389.1km and 26 000km total,
Greenwich, London; at The Old Royal Observatory, the 0-Meridian Line of
the World.

- 85km at the final stage. Expected finish at 14:00 hours Sunday.



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